Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
Heading on f. 1r: Quod fratres domus theutonici libere utantur privilegiis et libertatibus a domino papa concessis hospitalariis
Collation: Parchment, i (contemporary paper) + 49 + i (contemporary paper); 1-4¹⁰, 5¹⁰(-1); [1-49]; modern foliation in pencil,
lower right recto. There is a stub between f. 41 and 42, but no text is lost; f. 48 is tipped in.
Layout: Written in 29 long lines; ruled in lead; prickings visible.
Script: Written in a Gothic cursive script in a single hand, except for a prayer (f. 49v) which appears to be in a different,
slightly later hand.
Decoration: 4-line blue initial with red penwork ornamentation (f. 1r); 3-line or 4-line alternating red or blue initials;
Binding: Limp vellum notarial document (1431-1447, addressed to Pope Eugene IV), with decorative sewing on spine. Germany,
Origin: Written in Germany, ca. 1450 (Zacour-Hirsch). The many marginal references to Mergentheim, along with others to Nuremberg,
Frankfurt, Cologne, and other German municipalities refer to locations of original or related documents.
Most of these documents are published in Ernst Strehlke, Tabulae ordinis theutonici (Berlin, 1869). The numbers of the documents
in Strehlke are given in the margin of the manuscript, in modern pencil.